I installed vector-linux, in my old Laptop (Toshiba 2520CDT).
Everything works fine after quite a bit of research on Internet. I am
having problems in automount. I would like my system automount my
windows drives. I googled and found out that autofs is the solution.
"ps -ef" doesnt give any process named autofs in my system. I tried to
look for auto.master in /etc/ dir. I couldnt find that too. So I
persume, the kernal I have, doesnt support starting autofs.. am I
correct ? .. is there any way I can confirm it ? Is there any round
about way to do it ? My second question is as follows.
After being unsuccessful in mounting through autofs, I tried to
manually mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows/win_c
It works perfectly when I am root. But, when I login as any other user
I dont have rigts to access the files. chmod -R 755 /mnt/windows/win_d
is a very time consuming process, and it fails to store the information
once I rebbot. Is there some way I can have r+w permissions on the
drives I have mounted as root ?
Thanks in advance for any help.
> Everything works fine after quite a bit of research on Internet. I am
> having problems in automount. I would like my system automount my
> windows drives. I googled and found out that autofs is the solution.[/color]
Automount is for removable drives (e.g. USB keys).
> /dev/hda5 /mnt/windows/win_d
> /dev/hda6 /mnt/windows/win_f[/color]
These are permanently connected (I assume). Therefore you can simply
(as root) add to your /etc/fstab file:
/dev/hda5 /mnt/windows/win_d vfat rw,user,auto,exec 0 0
The "user" option allows non-root users to access the filesystem.
The "auto" option causes the filesystem to be mounted automatically at
The "vfat" option specifies a FAT filesystem. If you have NTFS instead,
use "ntfs" in its place. Be careful, writing to NTFS filesystems is not
supported / stable under most Linux distributions.
Trent Buck, Student Errant
Indeed do many things come to pass.